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CYNDI LAUPER  "true colours: the best of..." cd, 2009

a two cd, thirty-six track compilation.
thirty singles on here plus a few album tracks.
nothing i dont like on here from her girl-pop anthem "girls just wanna have fun" through to her jazzy/blues era.
i think the compilation is too long personally, could have been reduced to 20 tracks, one disc.
either way, good album, impossible to go past the linked track for me as best.

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MARIAH CAREY  "mariah carey" cd, 1990.

he debut of fifteen...
i own two, this and "music box".
damn girl had the world literally at her feet back then.
she had a voice as good as Whitney, not sure what happened but she lost me along the journey.
almost the perfect 'pop' album IMO.
it sold some 15 million copies worldwide
favorite track was only released as a single in the UK...stupid record label PR dudes!

she goes all Gospel on us towards the end of this one.

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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS "escape" cd, 2001

his fifth, second English language album.
good pop songs on here.


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P!NK "funhouse"  cd,  2008

got one of Dani's daughters over today to do some baking with her mum.
she's choosing the music and im playing on the cd palyer for her, first pick as follows.

her fifth of eight.
i should really put her in "soft rock" as opposed to pop but i didnt...
love over half this album, liking the remainder.
a classy rock album by the best in the business IMO.

posted track sums up P!nk totally IMO, sassy and full of attitude.
shes an excellent live performer but i also love her videos as they are enjoyable

was a toss up between "bad influence" and the title track for additional posting...

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MICHAEL JACKSON "HIStory: past, present & future"  cd,  1995.

a double disk set.
first disk is a fifteen track compilation, and what a set of songs, just about everyone is a cracker, up there with the best compilations by anyone, anywhere IMO.
second disk is a new studio album of fourteen tracks, one cover one here, Beatles' "come together", i could have seriously done without that one, sorry, but who told MJ that was a suitable tune for his voice and style.
had no idea the hit single "you are not alone" was actually written by R-Kelly.
MJ is getting a social conscience on this one which at times feels like he was going to go all "innerviions" or "whats going on" on us.
i love five or six of the new tracks, like the majority of the remainder with a couple of duds.

disk one: the track that would be pretty high on my list of top10 favourite pop songs of all time.
watching him do this one still sends shivers ib my spine when i watch it, absolutely incredible performer, second to none IMO

disk 2:  quite possibly one of the saddest songs you will ever hear, seems quite poignant with the deatails of his abusive childhood that emerged prior to and after he died:

Have you seen my childhood?
I'm searching for the world that I come from
'Cause I've been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities
'Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me.

People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things
It's been my fate to compensate
For the childhood
I've never known.

Have you seen my childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams
Of conquest and kings on the throne.

Before you judge me
Try hard to love me
Look within your heart then ask
Have you seen my childhood?.

People say I'm strange that way
'Cause I love such elementary things
It's been my fate to compensate
For the childhood I've never known.

Have you seen my childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly.

Before you judge me, try hard to love me
The painful youth I've had.

Have you seen my childhood
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SPANDAU BALLET  "the singles collection" cd, 1985

contains fifteen of their sixteen singles to that date so definitive at that point.
dislike all of the blue-eyed soul material (late 82 through to 1984).
prefer the New Wave of their earlier material, love most of those, liking the remainder.


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LISA STANSFIELD "affection" cd, 1989

UK pop/dance/house artist.
another from my ex work colleague
i remembered her name, 
couldnt remember any songs even when i checked Wiki.
guess i blocked her out of my memory with good cause LOL.
nice voice but the music is the late '80s "house" sound which i dislike.
well actually 87-94 were what i call my 'missing years' because i didnt listen to the radio
or watch any music show over that period as this is what it sounded like.

the big hit:


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